Canadian professor: jihad to establish a global caliphate under rule of Islamic Law (shariah) is core Islamic doctrine – it is at a minimum accepted by all faithful Muslims, who do not see anything ‘radical’ or ‘extremist’ about it. They may not actively participate but they certainly support it. Support for jihad, caliphate & shariah is what it means to be a Muslim…

Dr. Katherine Bullock is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto at Mississauga.
According to Bullock’s official bio, her teaching focus is political Islam from a global perspective, and her research focuses on Muslims in Canada, their history, contemporary lived experiences, political and civic engagement, debates on the veil, and media representations of Islam and Muslims. Originally from Australia, she embraced Islam in 1994.

Bullock participated in a panel discussion on counter-radicalization in Canada that was organized by the Muslim Law Students Association of Osgoode and took place in York University.

In her presentation Katherine Bullock said among other things that supporting the establishment of The Islamic State, or Caliphate, and the implementation of the Islamic Law (Sharia), is not an expression of “radical” views, but a “normal” Islamic perspective. The following is an excerpt from her speech (24:13-25:28): So let’s turn to Canada. I think the domestic policy is slightly different from the foreign policy, but again there’s this cultural and this approach, and it begins with the whole, even the word radicalization is wrong. It’s a problem. Because radicalization is being defined through this culturlist approach. In the United Kingdom anyone who supports the Sharia is considered to be an extremist. There was a U.K. think tank that with the help of Public Safety Canada did a series of interviews in Canada with Muslim youths about radicalization. They defined a radical as this: 1. someone who desires to install a Caliphate. 2. Someone who wants to impose for an Orthodox Sharia; and 3. the use of force, for example, resisting coalition forces in Iraq. So if you’re an Iraqi nationalist who doesn’t believe that the United States should be occupying your country and you fight against them, and you believe in the Caliphate, and you believe in Sharia, you are a radical you’ve been radicalized. But from an Islamic point of view this absolutely nothing radical about wanting Caliphate or wanting Sharia. These are completely normal traditional points of view.

FULL VIDEO HERE:

THE PROFESSOR’S COMMENTS BEGIN AT THE 23:00 MARK BUT YOU MIGHT WANT TO WATCH THE SPEAKER IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PROFESSOR. HE SPEAKS ABOUT HOW IT IS CHRISTIANS WHO COMMIT THE MOST TERROR ATTACKS IN AMERICA:

ISIS, Violence and the Politics of Deradicalization from Osgoode Digital Commons on Vimeo.

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